DiveSeekers was originally The Scuba Connection that was a family run operation which opened in 1996. Due to being confused with similar named dive shops in the northeast as well as on-line companies, we have decided to go with our on-line shop name of DiveSeekers. Branding and a more appealing name will be great for the business. Still to this day, we are family run by Jason & Wayne Fisch the only change is the name. We are a full service dive shop that offers Sales, Equipment Servicing, PADI, SDI, TDI, IANTD Training, and full Travel to Exotic Locations.
The SCUBA Connection was founded by George and Sydney Fisch, opened their doors in March of 1996. Shortly after that time, sons Jason and Wayne started full time, making it a family focused business. In 2008 we expanded our business model to online sales and with this came the birth of DiveSeekers! In 2012 George and Sydney retired and now Jason and Wayne run the shop. With ever growing confusion of The SCUBA Connection name between other shops in the North East as well as on-line shops, in 2014 we have decided to go exclusively with the DiveSeekers name. Jason and Wayne feel that this will help with better branding and feel that the name will be more appealing and great for the business. Our mission is to provide our customers with a full service dive facility. Regardless of your training level and diving experience (recreational or technical), we can meet your needs and provide more information than ever before. Besides getting you information from being in the shop, we want to offer it no matter where you are in the world. We offer this content through FACEBOOK as well as DiveSeekers TV.
Our comprehensive knowledge in dive equipment (selection and service) has been recognized by many of our vendors (Atomic, Apex, Aqualung, BARE, Big Blue, Cressi, Dive Rite, fourth element, Genesis, GoPro, Halycon, Henderson, Hollis, Ikelite, JJCCR, KISS Rebreathers, Light Motion, Liquivision, Mares, SANTI, Oceanic, Princeton Tech, rEvo Rebreathers, ScubaPro, Sea & Sea, Shearwater, Sherwood, Uwatec etc.) as one of the best in our region. We provide a comprehensive line of SCUBA and Snorkeling equipment, with most of our equipment service done onsite by our factory-trained technicians. With an indoor heated pool on premises, we offer a try before you buy program, this way you get into the right gear the first time around!
In our first eight years, we had already become the top training facilities in the northeast region of the US. We have been ranked by the members of DEMA (Dealers and Equipment Manufacturers Association) as one of the top ten premiere dive centers in the United States. DiveSeekers has been recognized by PADI in their Undersea Journal and Sport Diver magazine for our commitment to promote diving and focus on our community. Additionally, DiveSeekers was awarded by the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office the "The Prosecutor’s Citizenship Award” in recognition and appreciation for their assistance to Law Enforcement in Somerset County and for providing training to the members of the Somerset County Dive Rescue Team.
As a Five Star PADI IDC (Instructor Development Center) Dive Center, DiveSeekers offer PADI certification-training courses for the beginner through Master Diver, so our courses will suit everyone, even kids! As far as kids go, we work with the most kids (especially Boy Scouts) of any shop around. Our PADI specialty diving courses are designed to meet the varied interests of our customers, from Equipment Specialist through Underwater Videographer and Wreck Diver (see our Training Section of this website for the complete listing). Looking for a career as a PADI dive professional, we offer PADI's Divemaster through all instructor level courses. We have a full-time Course Directors (Jason Fisch), Master Instructor - Wayne Fisch and IDC Staff Instructors on staff, along with several other Staff Instructors to facilitate our Professional Training Programs. For those looking for adventure in the technical diving realm, we also offer DSAT's technical training in Apprentice Deep Tec, Deep Tec, TriMix, Gas Blenders, Tri-mix Blenders, and the Instructor training for these respective courses.
If the PADI system of education does not work for your needs, we also offer SDI, TDI and IANTD Classes as well.
We’ll find the program that suits your needs, your safety and comfort are our #1 goals.
Need to get away for awhile? We have the perfect solution! Come join DiveSeekers for one of our dive trips. Every year we host multiple trips to various locations. Our trips are great for new divers who get to make friends while being provided the insurance of safe dives. We do all the booking so let us worry about any issues that may arise while you go diving.
The other key ingredient in being a full service dive center is our Dive Travel expertise. Although retired, Sydney Fisch heads up the Travel Department! She has developed us as one of PADI Travel Networks & Caradonna Tours - Top Five - travel service centers in the world. DiveSeekers can provide you with great dive travel! Use our dive travel knowledge to maximize your next dive trip! Our dive travel always allows for both Divers and Non-Divers alike.
Whether it’s for yourself, or that special someone, our wide variety of equipment and specialty gifts are sure to please. Visit our store and one of our salespeople will be happy to assist you!